These are losses on account of uncollectable debts. While the amount due from debtors is irrecoverable, it is termed as bad debts. Bad debts, being loss are closed through transferring them to the debit side of the loss and profit account. The amount of bad debts is also deducted from debtors in the balance sheet. If similar appears in the trial balance, no adjustment entry is required. In this case, debtors show at their adjusted figure.